SCORPIONS – Love At First Sting (50th band anniversary Deluxe Edition 2-CD)
To celebrate their 50th band anniversary, SCORPIONS released the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of all their most famous albums, newly digitally remastered plus lots of bonus tracks.
1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, SCORPIONS embarked on a journey that would lead them around the globe and would establish them as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
For the occasion Scorpions open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, video clips, unreleased concerts and more.
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all albums are remastered, equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band’s career closely over several decades.
Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV performances and in-depth interviews with the band, where they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums.
“Love At First Sting” is, of course, a Scorpions’ classic. This high quality Digipak not only includes the newly remastered original album tracks, but also five exciting bonus tracks. The band themselves carefully selected these unreleased pieces, all recorded during the sessions for Love At First Sting.
Among them is a raw and powerful version of “Coming Home” as well as a very early version of “Still Loving You”. The other three tracks are “Anytime (You Want It)”, the extremely melodic “Living At Night” and the riveting “First Sting Jam No.1”, a pure riff jam indeed.
CD 2 features the never before released recording of the band’s concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden in New York on 6th 1984. The sound is really good, more lively and raw than World Wide Live, Scorpions’ official live release. Especially Matthias Jabs gets loose with much more flashy solos and whammy bar effects.
Classic Scorpions in a full remastered sound, with bonus and a really nice price.
CD 1: Love At First Sting [remastered +5]
01 – Bad Boys Running Wild
02 – Rock You Like A Hurricane
03 – I’m Leaving You
04 – Coming Home
05 – The Same Thrill
06 – Big City Nights
07 – As Soon As The Good Times Roll
08 – Crossfire
09 – Still Loving You
10 – Coming Home (Unreleased Version)
11 – Living At Night (Unreleased Demo Song)
12 – First Sting Jam No.1 (Unreleased Demo)
13 – Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased Demo Song)
14 – Still Loving You (Unreleased Demo Version)
CD 2: Live At Madison Square Garden, NY 06.07.84
01 – Countdown
02 – Coming Home
03 – Blackout
04 – Bad Boys Running Wild
05 – Loving You Sunday Morning
06 – Big City Nights
07 – Coast To Coast
08 – Still Loving You
09 – Rock You Like A Hurricane
10 – The Zoo
11 – Dynamite
Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – guitar, backing vocals
Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
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